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Pseudamia amblyuroptera  (Bleeker, 1856)

White-jawed cardinalfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Apogonidae (Cardinalfishes) > Pseudaminae
Etymology: Pseudamia: Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, amia = a kind of shark (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; brackish; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 11890), usually 2 - 3 m (Ref. 90102).   Tropical, preferred ?; 19°N - 12°S

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Indo-West Pacific: Singapore, Java, Borneo, Philippines, Moluccas, New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Palau, and Yap in the western Caroline Islands. Recently reported from Tonga (Ref. 53797).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48635)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 9 - 10; Vertebrae: 24. When fresh, body translucent gray, thorax and abdomen light golden; variable sized brown spots on head; golden operculum with close-set blackish spots forming broad dark stripes. Caudal fin base with a large, round, dark brown spot. Anterior nostril with long, darkly pigmented membranous flap. Posterior half of upper jaw almost white, usually with a small dark spot on the side of maxilla. Second dorsal spine longest. 39-41 scales in longitudinal series. Convex interorbital space.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits shallow mangrove creeks and nearby shallow lagoon reefs and seagrass beds; also taken from isolated pools. Generally found in depths less than 2 m and where water condition is turbid.

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Distinct pairing during courtship and spawning (Ref. 205).

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Randall, J.E., E.A. Lachner and T.H. Fraser, 1985. Revision of the Indo-Pacific apogonid fish genus Pseudamia, with descriptions of three new species. Indo-Pac. Fish. 6:1-23. (Ref. 526)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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